The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation provides college scholarships to eligible students from Dallas, Denton & Collin counties; specialty scholarships to students at SMU, University of Oklahoma and Texas A&M; as well as Jewish students from Texas towns with two or fewer congregations. Students of any and all faiths are encouraged to apply. At least 45 college scholarships are awarded each year based on financial need, academic merit, involvement in extracurricular activities and/or community service. Scholarships range from $500.00 to $7,500.00 and most allow study at the college or university of the recipient's choice. In addition to general scholarships, there are specific scholarships for those studying the following fields; medicine, law, education, fashion merchandising, and Jewish studies. High school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply. Fortunately only one application is needed for the myriad of scholarships since questions are designed to allow each applicant to be considered for every scholarship for which he/she may be eligible. The scholarships were created by individuals or organizations who have established endowment funds (funds that continue forever) at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation because they care deeply about helping students attend college. The application process begins every fall in November.